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Does the August Smart Lock Pro work with SmartThings?

Does the August Smart Lock Pro work with SmartThings?

Best answer: Yes. The August Smart Lock Pro utilizes a technology called Z-Wave, which is compatible with the SmartThings Hub. Using the SmartThings Classic app, you can connect your August Smart Lock Pro and have full control from your Android or iOS device.Amazon: August Smart Lock Pro (opens in new tab) ($229)Amazon: Samsung SmartThings Hub (opens in new tab) ($69)

Your home, you decide

The August Smart Lock Pro is one of the best smart locks you can buy for your home. It has some of the best features you would want in a smart lock and it works with the locks you already have. You can install it to the back of your locks without having to remove the front of your locks and it connects over your Wi-Fi so you can access it from anywhere. For those times when you're having a guest over or someone else is coming by the house, you can grant guest access to visitors without having to reset the lock every time.

August Smart Lock Pro is that it is compatible with a wide range of smart home hubs, including SmartThings.

One of the biggest benefits of the August Smart Lock Pro is that it's compatible with a wide range of smart home hubs, including SmartThings. While Amazon, Apple, and Google are definitely the three most well-known players in the world of home automation, there are several other companies with a strong presence as well. Samsung already makes great products and its SmartThings line of connected devices is no different.

Apple uses its own proprietary smart home technology (shocking) in its HomeKit system, but most other company's products support several connected technologies, including Z-Wave. Z-Wave is one of the most common and most secure communication technologies available and is supported by both the August Smart Lock Pro and the SmartThings Hub.

Smart Lock

Smart Lock (Image credit: iMore)

It still needs a brain

While the August Smart Lock Pro is extremely capable in its own right, in order to unleash its full potential it needs to be connected to a Smart Hub. A Smart Hub is essentially the brain that connects all the smart gadgets in your home together and allows them to talk to your smartphone and to each other. Without this Hub, Wi-Fi connectivity between devices would not work.

Connecting the Smart Lock Pro to the SmartThings Hub enables you to lock or unlock the device from anywhere you have a data connection. So when you forget to lock the door as you're running late for work (guilty), you can still lock your door from the office.